Published January 13, 2016 at 14:35
A new information page has been set up by Blackburn with Darwen Council to provide updates and assistance for the recent floods.
The page can be found at: http://www.blackburn.gov.uk/Pages/Flooding.aspx
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To help with emergency costs, Blackburn with Darwen Council, working with UK government, has a number of financial assistance schemes to help households and businesses flooded following Storm Desmond in the week beginning December 7 and Storm Eva on Boxing Day.
- A £500 compensation scheme is to help householders recover from the floods. This may, for instance, help with rental costs at a temporary home.
- A Council Tax Relief scheme recognises the longer term issues caused to residential properties by the flooding caused by the storms .
- A Business Rate relief scheme for businesses who have had to stop trading because of flooding
- Business Support Scheme for businesses impacted by the floods
Please ring (01254) 273829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us of flooding to your property or business. Any notifications will be investigated before payments are approved. We are not asking householders to apply as we will be making payments directly following the investigation by the drainage team.
Councillor Mohammed Khan, leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, said:
We would like to thank everyone who worked tirelessly to help people affected by the recent floods, especially the emergency services, residents and Council staff.
Thankfully we weren’t hit as badly as some neighbouring areas but unfortunately some homes and businesses were still affected. I hope this page will help people and fill them in on everything the Council is doing to support those affected.”